tool steel

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noun

any of various high-carbon steels capable of being hardened and tempered to meet special requirements for machining, etc.

Nearby words

  1. tool box,
  2. tool engineering,
  3. tool post,
  4. tool pusher,
  5. tool shed,
  6. tool subject,
  7. tool up,
  8. tool-maker,
  9. toolbar,
  10. toolbox

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Examples from the Web for tool steel

  • They could grind up and swallow anything but tool-steel reinforced with diamond chips.

    Attention Saint Patrick|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Presently his friend Derec came to see him in the tool-steel cell in which he had been placed.

    The Pirates of Ersatz|Murray Leinster
  • The highest grades of tool-steel are improved by being kept in stock for a considerable time, the longer the better.

    Inventors at Work|George Iles


British Dictionary definitions for tool steel

tool steel

noun

any of various steels whose hardness and ability to retain a cutting edge make them suitable for use in tools for cutting wood and metal
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